Another game of auditory processing disorders

nother game of auditory processing disorders

I’ve promised another fun game to help kids with auditory processing issues.  Here’s one that helped my kids a lot.  We also use this in the learning centers, and the students have a great time thinking of animals that start with certain letters.

Animal Auditory

  1. Tell the students that you’re going to play a game with the names of animals. They must name the animal in five seconds.
  2. The first player is to name an animal that starts with the letter a, such as aardvark.
  3. The next player is to name the animal that starts with the letter a (aardvark) and an animal that starts with the letter b, such a bat.
  4. The next player is to name the animal that starts with a, the animal that starts with b, and the name of an animal that starts with c, such as cat.
  5. Play continues like this until somebody cannot name an animal within five seconds.

My Two Cents

This game stretches the brain, and that’s exactly what needs to be worked.  Students with auditory processing problems can hear just fine.  The problem is in the brain where the information is processed.  Doing games like this won’t cure an auditory processing problem, but it helps strengthen auditory memory, auditory synthesis, auditory closure, and auditory discrimination.  Not a bad gig while having fun!  This game is perfect for playing on the run.  We played it by the hour on car trips or even on our way to school or sporting events.

Happy animal names,

Lisa

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